Bali is one of the most exciting places in the world, and when it comes to evening entertainment, tourists as well as locals believe that the island is second to none. For over a decade, the Ku De Ta bar and restaurant has been a popular favourite of visitors coming to the island, and there’s no better place to drink when it comes to relaxing in front of the sun set. However with the increased tourism in Indonesia and Bali specifically, more and more bars have started to open all over the island.
Take Potato Head for example, one of the latest bars to set the trend on Bali. Tucked away behind a sea of antique shutters, this watering hole looks out on to the beautiful Kuta Beach, with its exterior resembling a tropical temple instead of a trendy place to dine. And let’s not forget the Klapa Club – one of the most exclusive venues on the island! Providing limitless entertainment for the vast number of tourists that flock through its doors, the Klapa Club has won a number of awards for its spectacular hospitality and amazing cocktails. Let’s take a look at some of the other top bars Bali has to offer this year.
If you’re looking for somewhere to let your hair down without breaking the bank, then Ocean 27 is the bar for you. With some of the best cocktails on the island, the staff at Ocean 27 are friendly and extremely hospitable – and why wouldn’t they be, they work on a beach! Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this bar is a great place for couples as well as families to relax and unwind, with DJs playing chill out tunes until the early hours.
SOS at Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa
This beachfront restaurant, spa and all-round tourist haven has been recently redesigned, making sure it remains one of the most dynamic and stunning places to drink in Bali. Its luxurious sofas, fabulous cocktails and amazing views of the island are second only to the bar’s feel-good atmosphere. Furthermore, with a 20 metre glass catwalk extending over the beach, you might feel that you actually are walking on water!
The Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa
The Rock Bar might seem like an odd name, but seeing as the establishment has actually been built on a rock face, you can understand why the spa gets so much attention! Not only will you be able to relax with a tasty cocktail, watching over the beach as the waves crash into the rocks, but the service here is nothing less than exemplary. Without you even setting sail, the Rock Bar will get you closer to the sun set than ever before, so if you’re looking to set a romantic scene, this is the bar for you.
If dancing the night away is the only thing on your mind, then MBARGO is the place to be. With two floors of banging party tunes and a dance deck that extends onto the shore, this bar really does provide the best beach party on the island. Open until 5am, MBARGO even serves breakfast!